Important Information for Applicants

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The Summer Latin Academy is a free educational program. Room and board are not included. Participants should be in (or entering) high school and have the equivalent of one year of high school Latin. Applicants are selected based on their application and a teacher's description of their level of Latin and their interest in the language. Advanced ability in Latin does not ensure placement in the Academy.

Applications will be processed, assessed, and accepted on a rolling basis in mid March, mid April, mid May, and end of May until spots are filled. Students who would like to attend for a second time will be considered if we are not fully enrolled by the end of May.

Before applying, please be aware of the following requirements:

  1. You should be able to attend all five days of the Summer Latin Academy at the Getty Villa, June 27–July 1, 2022, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  2. Be willing to work, walk, and talk (in Latin!).
  3. You and your parents/guardians are responsible for your transportation to and from the Getty Villa, as well as all meal expenses.
  4. Note the current vaccination and Covid testing requirements at the Getty.

Questions? E-mail


1. Provide answers to the following questions in one or two paragraphs each.
  1. Please provide a realistic description of your Latin experience (we require one year of high school Latin, or the equivalent), citing your textbook and any recitation or speaking experience. (Remember, lack of opportunities to speak Latin will not be held against you!)
  2. How will attending the Summer Latin Academy contribute to your Latin education and what are you seeking from this opportunity?
  3. How will learning Latin at the Getty Villa broaden your understanding of Roman culture?

2. Please ask your Latin teacher to email a brief description of your Latin language skills and suitability for this program to

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